System Tray Icons Not Always Displaying

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DeathStalker77, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    I have noticed that sometimes when I boot up (not always) some of the system tray icons do not display, even though the program is running - and yes, I have the option selected to always show all icons & notifications. Not even going into Customize and changing the options will display any of the icons. As I say, it's not a consistent issue and i haven't been able to detect any pattern of when or why, but I have noticed it is usually the same icons that do not display.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iamanoob

    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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    this happened to me with Spybot Search & Destroy ..
    but only at it's initial install ..
    after a few restarts ..
    it was normal again ...

    are you sure it's running? have you altered anything in services.msc ?
     
  3. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Yes, interestingly SpyBot (TeaTimer) is one of the ones involved.

    I will give that MS HotFix a try! Thanks much! :)

    (Gotta luv that MS says you may have to run it more than once - must be similar one of the old load-time evaluators, that determined the optimum start order of the TSR programs)
     
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    iamanoob MDL Senior Member

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  5. DeathStalker77

    DeathStalker77 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the Services guide, i'll give it a look-through. Have already gone through most of the services, but one can always learn more :)

    I'll let you know how things progress over the next few re-boots (will probably be a week or so)